Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Clinical Genetics

University of Massachusetts Lowell
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Lowell, MA 01854
Job Description

UMass Lowell

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Clinical Genetics


The Department of Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences (CL&NS) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and students and seeks a full time tenure track faculty member with expertise and research interests in Human Genetics. The successful candidate will be appointed at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank depending upon qualifications, and will work with internal and external collaborators in Clinical Laboratory, Nutritional, Biological, Medical, or related Sciences.


The Department of Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences is located within the College of Health Sciences at UMass Lowell. The College of Health Sciences is a dynamic, growing College that prepares professionals and scientists in a wide range of health science fields including applied, clinical and translational areas. A large research program and vibrant community partnerships and engagement opportunities enrich and support our educational programs. The successful candidate will work with internal collaborators in the College of Health Sciences and as well as with external academic practice/industry partners.


Candidates should have a successful track record in garnering extramural funding to support their research programs. Emphasis will be placed on individuals with experience in Human Genetics in specialties such as: Medical Genetics, Cytogenetics, Epigenetics, Human Gene Therapies and Molecular Diagnostics Assay development.


The successful candidate will be required to teach in our nationally accredited (by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science) undergraduate Medical Laboratory Sciences Program, and at the undergraduate and graduate levels in our Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program. Major responsibilities will include teaching an undergraduate course in Medical and Clinical Genetics. The candidate will develop new courses in clinical genetics and molecular diagnostics, and the application of molecular biology to genetic counseling and treatment of genetic disorders. The candidate will be expected to maintain and develop an active funded research program in clinical genetics, with mentoring of students at the doctoral level.


The individual will be engaged in professional, community, College, and University service support as required. We seek applicants recognized for teaching excellence, scholarly productivity, ability to work with diverse populations, and excellent oral and written communication skills in English.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Genetics, Molecular Biology, or related Health, Medical, or Biological Science fields (must have the Ph.D. at time of application)
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
  • Strong track record in research and publication
  • Evidence of ability to develop independent research program and secure extramural funding


Other Considerations:


  • Postdoctoral experience preferred
  • Professional Certification (or the ability to obtain certification) in Medical Laboratory Science and/or Molecular Biology by the American Society for Clinical Pathology preferred. Applicants with molecular pathology experience and NRCC and/or DABCC certification will also be strongly considered
  • Assistant Professor candidates must have a research program with a strong likelihood of funding
  • Associate/Full Professor candidates must have a strong record of research in a currently tenured position with an active, continuing record of extramural research support


To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, writing samples, and a research statement at:


*Required: Writing Sample - 2-3 samples of published work in peer-reviewed journals in the area of funding/funding potential, preferably as first author.


*Required: Research Statement - Must include research goals, objectives and 3-year research plan.


*Required: Teaching Philosophy and Experience - Please include 1) description of previous teaching experience and 2) teaching philosophy and style.


Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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